Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pets and Plants

A very sleepy and Yoda looking Stripes. I woke him up and propped him up!
Tuca snoozing in the basket...

Blanco is the prettiest cat ever...


Bepo is as fat as a whale, but after she survived the butt biting I just want her to be happy!

The chickens, which aren't really ours (we didn't buy them or put them here), wait with great expectation for corn in the morning. They come right up to the screens and sit on the benches and just wait.



Some more of the gang...

I saw this prehistoric shoot coming out of the ground and forgot what it was (someone gave me a cutting) and then it bloomed!


It must be some type of ginger I suspect but there aren't leaves yet, just flowers.



I nailed some orchids to a couple trees and they are now blooming. Gee, gardening is fun here!



This odd flower looks fake...looks like some kind of coral. I was mowing the lawn and smelled this overpowering smell that I had caught a whiff of the previous day. It didn't smell like the oranges (citrus blossoms are the best, followed by Ylang Ylang) so I scouted around and found this!


We've got two of these and they are both blooming with these huge sprays of blossoms! They smell wonderful. This is the first time they have bloomed.

4 comments:

casas tres pequeñas said...

Just got back from our house in Rincon, we have those (palms? trees?) with the huge sprays of blossoms and the smell is incredible! It's a similar smell to lilac but so over powering. What are they??

Mike said...

Love your cat photos (better than icanhascheezeburger), but I think Dakota is being left out of the photo ops.

Anonymous said...

The plant in your last picture is called "ornamental corn plant" or Dracena Fragans. People in PR call it "macaco", but I'm not sure where that name originated. It blooms every few years. I have had one indoors for years here in mainland, but it has never bloomed. Enjoy it!

H Jr.

casas tres pequeñas said...

thanks H Jr. The perfume is overwhelming at times. It is lovely to lay in bed and smell it from a distance. When the wind comes up it was almost too much while sitting on my deck. I think I have 3 or 4 in a cluster next to my garage in Rincon. they are at least 20 feet high. I thought they were trees.